Rihanna

Rihanna

Biography

Rihanna (born Robyn Rihanna Fenty; 20.2.1988) is the first female from Barbados to have received a Grammy Award and is currently signed to the Def Jam Recordings record label. She was presented with an area of land in Appes Hill, St. James, Barbados, in a tribute to her work.

Net worth: Rihanna's earnings are $43 million according to Forbes as of June 2013.

Rihanna's Childhood Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, Rihanna is the daughter of Ronald Fenty (of African and Irish descent) and Monica Fenty, who has a Guyanese ancestry. In Combermere Schoool, she formed a musical group with two of her classmates. In 2004, she was crowned Miss Combermere in a local beauty pageant, as well as performing in the 'Colours Of Combermere' school show. She received her big break aged 15, when a friend introduced her to Evan Rogers, a music producer who was on vacation on the island. Rogers and his partner, Carl Sturken recorded Rihanna's material in the U.S. and sent it to various record companies. One of these copies reached Jay-Z, who eventually signed her to his Def Jam label.

Musical Career: Rihanna has named Beyonce, Brandy Norwood and her upbringing in the Caribbean as the major influences on her music. Music Of the Sun was Rihanna's debut album, released in 2005. 'Pon de Replay' was one of the singles released from the album. The track was co-written by Rogers, Sturken and Rihanna and reached number two in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the UK singles chart. The album itself received platinum certification for selling over 2 million units worldwide and Rihanna promoted the album by touring as Gwen Stefani's opening act. The second single from the album, 'If It's Lovin' That You Want', was significantly less successful, reaching 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 11 in the UK charts. A third single, 'Let Me', was released in Japan only.

Less than eight months after the release of her debut album, Rihanna launched a second album, A Girl Like Me, in 2006. The album went into the U.S. charts at number five. And the main single from the track, 'SOS', was used in a Nike advertising campaign. 'SOS' became the first number one Billboard single for Rihanna. Her third top 10 U.S. hit came with 'Unfaithful', written by the R&B singer Ne-Yo, though its follow-up, 'We Ride' was less successful, which failed to chart in the Billboard Hot 100. 'Break It Off', featuring Sean Paul, was her fourth single from the album. Digital download sales helped the song jump from 52 to number 9.

Good Girl Gone Bad, her third album, was recorded with Timbaland, Ne-Yo and Stargate and released in 2007. Jay-Z and Ne-Yo also feature on the album and Justin Timberlake co-wrote 'Rehab' and sang backing vocals for the track. The album went three times platinum on the United World Albums Chart. The first single from the album, 'Umbrella', which featured Jay-Z, was a number one hit in a number of countries. In the UK, it was the longest running number one single since Wet Wet Wet's 'Love Is All Around' (1994) and the longest running number one by a female artist since Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You' (1992). With 8,160,000 points on the United World Chart, it was the most successful song of 2007. 'Umbrella' was followed by the singles 'Shut Up And Drive', 'Don't Stop The Music' and 'Hate That I Love You'.

In November 2009, Rihanna released her fourth album 'Rated R', which featured guest spots from Slash, will.i.am and Jeezy. The album debuted at number four in the US Billboard 200 albums charts, selling 181,000 copies in the United States in its first week, giving Rihanna her highest first-week sales in the US at that time.

Rihanna released her fifth album 'Loud' in 2010. 'Loud' debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 207,000 copies in its first week, making it her fastest selling album at the time. The album featured guests Drake and Nicki Minaj and had some of Rihanna's most popular singles, namely 'What's My Name?' and 'Only Girl (In The World)'. That year saw her first collaboration with Eminem in the smash hit 'Love the Way You Lie'.

In 2011, Rihanna followed up 'Loud' with her sixth album 'Talk That Talk', which debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200, selling 198,000 copies in the United States. The album is platinum in the United States. Guest spots on this album included Jay-Z and Calvin Harris.

Rihanna's seventh album, 'Unapologetic' was released in November 2012. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 238,000 copies in its first week, giving Rihanna her first number one album in the United States and bestselling debut week of her career. Rihanna recruited previous producers, such as The-Dream, Chase & Status and David Guetta, to work with new producers such as Parker Ighile, Mike Will Made-It and Labrinth. The album has been certified platinum in the United States. The song 'Nobody's Business' caused controversy as it featured Rihanna's abusive ex-partner Chris Brown. Rihanna has received twenty-three Grammy nominations including record of the Year, Best Rap / Sung Collaboration, Best R&B performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals, Best Dance Recording. She also obtained seven Grammys including Song of the Year and Best R&B song.

Accolades attributed to Rihanna include: World's Best Selling Pop Female Artist and Entertainer of the Year at the World Music Awards, Favourite Female Artist - Soul / R&B at the American Music Awards, and best R&B song, for 'Shut Up and Drive' at the 2008 People's Choice Awards.

Personal Life: In 2009 it was reported that Rihanna's partner at the time, singer Chris Brown, had violently attacked her. Brown was charged for assault and making criminal threats and later pled guilty to felony assault. He was given five years' probation and a restraining order. In 2013, Rihanna admitted that she was once again in a relationship with Brown, however Brown stated that the two had broken up again in May that year. Rihanna also had a relationship with Los Angeles Dodgers baseball player Matt Kemp from late 2009 to 2010. Speculation also suggested she had dated rapper Drake.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Rihanna Says She Hasn't Got Time For A Relationship


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She’s just released her eighth album Anti, after many long months of waiting, so she’s got every right to say she’s busy. However, Rihanna says that not only is she too busy to be in a relationship, she also hasn’t even got time to text!

The 27 year old megastar appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show on Thursday (February 4th) to talk about her new album, and where her personal life is right now.

“I'm single right now. And it's not that I'm like ‘Oh, pro single. Yes, I hate men’. I just think that I just have so much on my plate that I can’t even find the time to entertain a steady relationship or anything serious,” she told Ellen. “Or even a text. Right now it's just crazy.”

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Rihanna Will Perform At This Year's Brit Awards


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Rihanna has been confirmed as performing at this year’s Brit Awards ceremony on February 24th at London’s O2 Arena. It will be the fourth time Rihanna has taken to the stage at the annual awards ceremony, having last performed there in 2012.

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Rihanna made her Brits debut in 2008 when she performed her smash hit ‘Umbrella’ with indie band The Klaxons. Then in 2011 she performed a medley of songs including ‘Only Girl in The World’, ’S&M’ and ‘What's My Name’.

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Rihanna Finally Drops 'Anti' And It's Not The Album Everyone Was Expecting


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Rihanna has finally released her eighth studio album, Anti, just hours after releasing new single, Drake-collaboration ‘Work’. Anti’s release came as a surprise to fans, with the album initially being accidentally leaked on Jay Z's Tidal, before being officially added to the service for free.

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Rihanna Unveils New Single 'Work' From Eagerly 'Anti'-cipated Album


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Finally, it looks like Rihanna might actually be set to release her long-awaited eighth studio album 'Anti', as she unveils a brand new single featuring Drake. We've never had to wait so long for an album from the singer before (it's been in the making since 2014), so it better be worth waiting for.

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The new single is called 'Work' and it made its public premiere over the radio today (January 27th 2016). It can also be streamed on artist-friendly subscription service Tidal. The track saw her re-unite with pal (and ex-boyfriend) Drake, who first worked with the singer on her Grammy nominated 2010 song 'What's My Name'. 

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Those Leonardo DiCaprio And Rihanna Dating Rumours Are Back


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Now that Leonardo Dicaprio is back on the market after splitting from model Kelly Rohrbach earlier this year, the actor is once again rumoured to be more than just friends with singer Rihanna. The pair were first rumoured to be an item in early 2015, but they are now reported to have rekindled their romance in the city of love, Paris.

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Rumours of a romance between the pair heated up again when they were both spotted at L'Arc nightclub in Paris on Sunday and were reportedly seen getting close. But a source has told US Weekly that reports about the pair’s Paris rendezvous has been blown out of proportion.

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Rihanna Confirms Grammy Awards Performance, Teases Super Bowl Halftime Appearance


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Rihanna has confirmed that she’ll performing live at the Grammy Awards next month, in the wake of a new promotional video short also teasing a possible guest appearance at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show.

TV network CBS released the clip to promote three key events they’re covering in February 2016 – the annual American football showdown, the Grammy Awards and the ongoing ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’.

Set on a computer-generated football field, it features the Barbadian-born singer facing off against NFL analysts Jim Nantz, James Brown and Phil Simms, while chat show host Colbert appears as a referee and tosses a coin. One side of the coin bears the Grammy Awards logo while the Super Bowl 50 emblem is seen on the other.

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Rihanna Departs From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

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Kanye West, Rihanna, And 4 Other Albums We're Looking Forward To Hearing In 2016


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RiRi’s been holding back her eighth album Anti, despite revealing the high concept artwork with a full-on unveiling ceremony at a small gallery in Los Angeles a few months back and having already released a host of hit singles from it. Possibly waiting for the tremors from Adele’s 25 to wear off before dropping it, the Barbadian singer’s new effort has no official release date as yet but will definitely be arriving in 2016.

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Rihanna And The Clara Lionel Foundation Host 2nd Annual Diamond Ball

Andre Ward - Rihanna and The Clara Lionel Foundation Host 2nd Annual Diamond Ball at The Barker Hanger - Santa Monica, California, United States - Thursday 10th December 2015

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Rihanna Wax Figure For A Christmas Special At Madame Tussauds In Berlin

Rihanna - Rihanna wax figure for a christmas special at Madame Tussauds in Berlin at Madame Tussauds - Berlin, Germany - Friday 4th December 2015

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Chris Brown Cancels Australia & New Zealand Tour After Being Denied Visa


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R&B star Chris Brown has been left with no choice but to cancel his upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand after being denied an entry visa, a decision stemming from his previous conviction for domestic violence against former girlfriend Rihanna.

The One Hell of a Nite tour had been due to take in five cities across both countries from December 9th to December 18th, but his failure to overturn the initial decision taken by Australian immigration minister Peter Dutton in September means that he’s been forced to postpone the shows.

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Rihanna Is The Most Streamed Female Artist Of 2015 On Spotify, Despite No New Album


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Rihanna has been revealed as the most streamed female artist on Spotify in 2015, despite not releasing a new album. Fans of the pop queen clearly haven’t been too put off by the lack of new music, voraciously devouring her back catalogue as she racked up just over 1 billion streams for the year.

Spotify unveiled its end-of-year list on Tuesday (December 1st), which also showed Canadian rapper Drake to be the most streamed artist of the year altogether, with 1.8 billion plays of his back catalogue throughout the year after he dropped fourth album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late at the start of 2015.

RihannaRihanna was the most-streamed female artist of 2015 on Spotify, though fans are still waiting for 'Anti' to appear...

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Could Rihanna's New Album 'Anti' Be Released Later This Week?


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Although she’s been kicking the promotional machine into life ahead of the launch of her new album Anti, Rihanna still has not confirmed a release date for her new record.

That mystery could be about to be cleared up, however, with numerous sources claiming that the record will be out this Friday, November 27th. The eighth full-length album of her career, Anti will reportedly be available exclusively on Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal for one week ahead of a wider traditional release on December 4th.

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Has Rihanna Delayed Her Album Release Because Of Adele?


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Rihanna hasn’t released an album for three years and rumours are beginning to circulate that the reason it won’t hit shelves this year is Adele and her own surprise third album. The Bajan star was due to release her eighth album in 2014 but instead extended the promotion of her seventh album.

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Now the Daily Star has reported that the album was due to be released this year but could be pushed back to 2016 with reports suggesting that "once Adele was added to the schedule, the scramble to find a new date began".

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Rihanna Joins Forces With Cara Delevingne In Forthcoming Luc Besson Film


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Rihanna and Cara Delevingne are proving that they are taking this transition into acting very seriously indeed, by starring alongside each other in an upcoming science fiction epic. 'Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets' is being directed by Luc Besson and is coming to theaters in 2017.

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While London model Cara has been doing her damn hardest to convince the world that acting is her biggest passion in life, despite her extensive work in the fashion industry, Rihanna has also been coasting along and getting involved in Hollywood - though her busy music-making schedule hasn't made it easy. So far she's only had cameos in 2012's 'Battleship' and 2013 comedy 'This Is the End' and one main role as the voice of Tip in the animated film 'Home'. But now she's taking it to the next level by landing an as yet undefined role in time-travelling sci-fi adventure 'Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets'.

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Rihanna

Date of birth

20th February, 1988

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.74




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